Come Fight the Polar Vortex!

We’re really excited to have our first-ever “Recorder Orchestra” session planned for the Chicago Chapter meeting this weekend (November 16th)! We will supply the music and the parts will all be laid out for you to pick up (first come, first served) when you enter the meeting room.

Guests welcome!

The meeting time is 2:00 at our usual location, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago IL, 60647.

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Invitation to all Recorder Players in the Chicago Area

For November 16, we are seeking recorder players. Lots of recorder players. Our plan is to play through several multi-choir and orchestra works, pieces that may have as many as 10 or 12 parts.Those of you who live in the area and who have been thinking about attending a Chicago chapter meeting for some time but have not managed to appear, we know you feel guilty. But all will be forgiven if you appear in November. We will provide the music, just bring your instruments and stands. We will look forward to welcoming you and jamming together.

Here is our newsletter for November with all the details.

November 2014

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Hilde Staniulis Luncheon Success

Thanks to the board members and Arlene Ghiron for making the lunch a success!

Honoree Hilde Staniulis

Honoree Hilde Staniulis

Lunch honoring Hilde Staniulis

Lunch honoring Hilde Staniulis

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Luncheon Honoring Hildé Staniulis on November 2nd!

A luncheon honoring Hildé Staniulis will be held at Piccolo Mondo in Hyde Park on November 2nd at 12:30. Hilde, is the oldest member of our chapter and has been with the chapter since it’s beginning. A meat or vegetarian pasta dish costs $25, paid by cash or check at the event, with a cash bar.
RSVP to Mark Dawson at by Monday, October 27 if you would like to attend. Please also consider a donation to the Chicago chapter as part of the event:

  • $30, soprano
  • $60, alto
  • $80, tenor
  • $100, bass
  • Over $100, great bass

Make your check out to the Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society and send it to our treasurer, Esther Schechter, or bring it with you to the luncheon.

Playing at the Hyde Park Co-Op Grocery Store, 1950s. Hilde is the third from the right.

Playing at the Hyde Park Co-Op Grocery Store, 1950s. Hilde is the third from the right.

Hilde at a Chicago Chapter Concert.

Hilde at a Chicago Chapter Concert.

Hilde playing with the Mannings in 1967

Hilde playing with the Mannings in 1967

Hildé Staniulis at Murray Elementary School

Hildé Staniulis at Murray Elementary School

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Greetings from Lisette!

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Chapter Meeting on Sunday, October 19th.

The schedule is below. We’ll start off by reading new music. Take a break. And then read through the performance pieces for the Holiday Presentation at the Harold Washington Library in December (Date TBD).

All of the music for the October Meeting can either be purchased (publication info below) or printed off the Chicago Chapter website at <>. (Some of you may have some of the music from last year’s library holiday performance and won’t need to print it again!) We can always share too!

You may want to bring a CHICAGO RECORDERS folder/binder (if you don’t already have one) to keep your music organized.

All the best,

Chicago Chapter Meeting Agenda – October 19, 2014

Session I: 2:00-3:30

Selections from Heger’s Strassenmusick à 3: Klezmer, Blues, Ragtime und Latin-Folk [Noetzel Edition N 4888]

Break: 3:30

Session II (following the break)

Holiday performance run-through (for those performing at the Harold Washington Library in December)


Joyful Tidings: Seventeen Beloved Christmas Carols [Sweet Pipes 2348]

Lindvall: All Through the Night

Selections from Strassenmusick?

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Wayward Sisters in Performance Oct 18,19

Area recorder and early music enthusiasts, I received this from Anne Timberlake.

Hi Chicago recorder players! Just wanted to pass along the info for my group’s upcoming Chicagoland concerts- Wayward Sisters is an award-winning early music quartet featuring recorder, violin, cello, and theorbo. We’re presenting an all-Bach program in October, and I’d love to see some recorder folks there!

Saturday October 18, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest
700 N. Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest, IL

Sunday October 19, 2:30pm
St. Chrysostom’s Church
1424 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL
St. Chrysostom’s Concert Series

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Lisette is back for October 19th!

Lisette Kielson returns as director in October with a program dedicated to Klezmer, Blues, Ragtime, and Latin-folk. We will also spend some time looking at holiday music for our planned concert at the Harold Washington Library Center in December.

The October newsletter is here:

October 2014

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